Training Programs

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in the psychology training programs at Georgetown University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS).

The staff at Georgetown CAPS are enthusiastic about mentorship and training. We look forward to helping you navigate the array of learning opportunities on campus and in the wider DC region, developing your clinical skills while serving the Georgetown community.

We invite you to submit an application and look forward to reviewing your materials. You can learn more about our training program on our website. For any questions, please contact Dr. Jenny Lloyd our Assistant Director for Psychology Training at jl2355@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) will offer a 10-month, 40-hour/week (1,733-hour) postdoctoral fellowship program from August 24, 2020 to June 25, 2021. We have openings for three postdoctoral fellows (known as Psychology Associates in the District of Columbia) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Two fellows will be based on the main campus and one fellow will be based at the Law Center campus.

Our program is designed to foster the growth of clinicians from post-internship to postdoctoral practice and beyond. We have a special focus on preparation for careers in university counseling. In pursuit of that goal, we provide advanced training in college mental health, with a particular focus on short-term therapy models (both individual and group). Postdoctoral fellows may carry a limited number of long-term therapy cases as well. 

Our training emphasizes integrative and evidence-based approaches. Fellows participate in all functions of the counseling center and are considered an integral part of the staff. 

Fellows’ responsibilities include: individual and group therapy; intake and triage; crisis intervention and emergency services; consultation to students, parents, faculty, and university staff; and outreach to the campus community.

Download the training and application brochure here.

Georgetown University’s Counseling and Psychiatric Service (CAPS) will offer a 9-month, 16-hour/week predoctoral externship program from August 25, 2020 to May 31, 2021. We have openings for three predoctoral externs for the 2020-2021 academic year. Externs are expected to be on-site from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

CAPS provides exposure to a wide range of diagnostic presentations, levels of functioning, and modes of treatment (intake and evaluation, individual, group, outreach/consultation), making it an excellent early training experience. Opportunities exist for program development and co-leading skills training or process groups. Externs receive weekly individual and group supervision from CAPS staff, participate in ongoing didactic activities and case presentations, and are expected to provide and receive feedback from supervisors over the course of the training year. Core opportunities include: individual and group therapy; intake and triage; consultation to students, parents, faculty, and university staff; and outreach to the campus community.

Download the training and application brochure here.

The Psychiatry Resident Rotation provides comprehensive training for 4th year Psychiatry Residents in the Department of Psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University School of Medicine in college mental health including experience with psychiatric assessment, brief therapy, consultation, case management, and medication management. The program also provides experience with crisis intervention and community-based on-call coverage, as well as suicide assessment and management. 

Residents gain exposure to cultural diversity, addressing contemporary concerns for communities of color, gender and sexual identity, and religious/spiritual development. Residents treat a diverse and gifted student population with issues ranging from developmental struggles to acute psychiatric conditions.

At CAPS, residents work as part of a multidisciplinary team made up of social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, pre-doctoral externs, and postdoctoral fellows. A CAPS rotation fosters teamwork and provides exposure to theoretical perspectives and intervention approaches across disciplines. Residents also may participate in providing consultation to the campus community.

Please contact Dr. Sonja Lillrank, Associate Director for Psychiatry at CAPS, for more information at sml87@georgetown.edu.

Current Trainees & Activities

Welcome to our 2019-2020 Trainees! (Not Pictured: Elizabeth Belleau)

Training Team

Our training team includes supervisors with a wide breadth of theoretical orientations and specializations. Check out our staff bios page for more details about our supervisors!

Jenny Lloyd, Psy.D.
Engin Ontiveros, Ph.D.
Simoné Jalon, Psy.D.
Erica Force, Ph.D.
Pooja Datta, Ph.D.
Laura Lokker, Psy.D. (Law Center)
Lauren DePompeo, Psy.D. (Law Center)
John Wright, Ph.D.
Lindsay Perrin, Ph.D.

Current and Past Fellows

2019-2020
Sonja Kubota Johansson, Psy.D., The George Washington University
John Loughlin-Presnal, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Annika Grangaard, Psy.D., Loyola University Maryland

2018-2019
Pooja Datta, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Lauren Levine, Psy.D., University of Denver

2017-2018
Erin Gelzer, Psy.D., The George Washington University
Avi Margolies, Psy.D., The George Washington University

2016-2017
Corene Alvarado, Ph.D., University of Alaska
Jessica Pavlick, Psy.D., The George Washington University

2015-2016
Andrea Liner, Psy.D., The George Washington University
Laura Scarpone, Psy.D., The George Washington University

2014-2015
Taylor Lerner, Psy.D., The George Washington University
Emily Lindon, Psy.D., The George Washington University

2013-2014
Ilyse Zable, Psy.D., The George Washington University
Jill Fay, Psy.D., Adler School of Professional Psychology

2012-2013
Jamila Young, Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago
Lindsay Metcalfe, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

2011-2012
Erica Shirley, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Julia Shabat, Ph.D., Northwestern University